Showko Comedy

about

Hi I’m Showko. I’m a Japanese Comedian, Ventriloquist and Rakugo Performer (Japanese Sit-Down Comedian) based in Melbourne. I love performing for diverse audiences, ages and nationalities. I’m a comedian without borders! Many people (and reviews – check them out here 😁) say that my show is so original, quirky and hilarious! 

I perform all over the world and can entertain from school shows to corporate events and comedy clubs to cultural events. I also conduct workshops and take bookings for online shows. I’m truly borderless!

笑福亭笑子(しょうふくてい しょうこ)
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神戸市出身
上方落語協会所属

 2004年 笑福亭鶴笑入門。メルボルンを拠点に活動。落語家修行は異例のロンドンにて。
 ロンドンでは4年間、落語の修行のみならず腹話術でコメディークラブに出演するなど芸を磨く。その後、大阪で改めて落語、厳しい落語家のしきたりを学ぶ。
メルボルン移住後は、難関テレビオーディション「オーストラリアズゴットタレント」で準決勝進出するなど、現地メディアにも多数出演し、豪華客船出演など、老若男女国籍を問わない芸で世界を舞台に活動中。
 AmazonプライムビデオUK&USにて、笑子のソローショー”Absolutely Normal” 配信中。

 海外での活躍の様子は、NHK、読売テレビ、テレビ東京などで特集される。

Showko Showfukutei

Showko is arguably the world’s quirkiest and most original ventriloquist. Her combination of standup, ventriloquism, and Rakugo (Japanese sit-down comedy) is hugely entertaining and wonderfully offbeat. She is Melbourne based Japanese comedian performing worldwide. 

Armed with a sharp wit, a keen sense of kookiness and an adorable collection of hand-made puppets it’s no wonder Showko was a finalist on Australia’s Got Talent and has her own special on Amazon Prime Video (US & UK). Showko has performed for countless events, festivals and clubs both in Australia and worldwide and also on cruise lines.

She is a member of the Kamigata Rakugo Association, and is the only fully trained professional Rakugo performer currently living outside Japan. 

Career:
Television
• Amazon Prime US & UK – ‘Absolutely Normal’
• TV Tokyo
• ABC iView “International Women’s Day Debate”
• NHK( Japanese National TV) Tsurube’s Kazokuni Kampai
• Australia’s Got Talent finalist
• Yomiuri TV “Good Chikyu bin” featuring Showko
• Channel News Asia: “Primetime Morning”
• TBS: “minomonta no asa zubba!”
• Nagoya TV
• Kyoto TV

Radio
• ABC National Radio in “International Womens Day debate”
• ABC National Radio “In conversation with John Faine” (guest)
• SBS National Radio in Australia (guest)
• 3RRR Radio in Melbourne (guest)
• MBS Radio in Japan
• Radio Osaka in Japan
• Radio regular program on MediaCorp FM 96.3 (Showko`s Quirky News!) 
• MediaCorp Radio, Singapore FM96.3   Roles: Full-time Bilingual Radio Producer Presenter
• RADIO Regular Programs in Japan  (MBS, Radio Osaka, FM Uji,Yes FM, FM Beach Station) 

In-Flight Radio Programmes
• Singapore Airlines: Monthly Program J-Pop 2010~2012 Monthly Program J-Gold 2010~2012
• CATHAY PACIFIC “In-Fight monthly music program” 1999~2004
• LUFTHANSA “In-Fight monthly music program” 2000~2004

Film
“Anata no tamenara dokomademo” 2009

Commercials & Narration
• BMW
• Disney
• Discovery Channel, Animal Planet
• Daimaru and more…

Corporate Events
• P&G
• Sumitomo Life
• CANON Europe
• MARUBENI Europe
• Mitsui UK & BP
• Miki Corporation
• Embassy of Japan, UK
• Embassy of Japan, Tonga
• Japan Foundation Sydney
• Singapore Japanese Association
• Japanese Teachers Association of Victoria
• Washington University, US
• London University, UK
• Liverpool Sydney, Charity Ball
• Visit Japan Campaign, Beverly Hills Hilton, USA
and more…

Cruise Shows
• Princess Cruise
• Holland America
• Cunard

Festivals
• Adelaide Fringe Festival – 2019
• Melbourne International Comedy Festival – 2014, 2015, 2018
• Bondi Feast Festival – 2018
• Melbourne Fringe Festival – 2017
• Frocking Hilarious (charity gala for ActionAid Australia) – 2016
• Wellington Japan Festival – 2016
• Christchurch Japan Festival, NZ – 2015
• Avignon Festival, France
• Paris Club, France
• Edinburgh Fringe Festival
• Brighton Fringe Festival
• Hamburg and Osaka Sister City Festival
• Malaysian Arts Festival
• Philippines Japan Festival and more…

Theatre
• Norwich Puppet Theatre Norwich Puppet Festival ~ 25th Anniversary
• Little Angel Theatre ~ Hans Christian Anderson’s 200th Anniversary Show
• World Heritage National Bunraku Puppet Theatre, Osaka
• Hanjotei Rakugo Theatre in Japan (regular performance) and more

puppets

Sushi Master

Sushi Master is a happy widower who runs a sushi cafe. He dreams of being awarded a Michelin Start but is too innovative to get any award or even customers. He loves to make jokes which are sometimes very funny and sometimes too bad so it makes us laugh! 

Ninja Ken

Ninja Ken has many unuseful Ninja skills! All he wants to do is save the world!

Herro Kitty

Former Hollywood star Herro Kitty dreams of walking on the red carpet again. She is a Disco queen! But she has tender heart. and has just recovered from a relationship breakdown.

Q the Angel

Q the Angel is a Baby angel who wants to have attention. He has a motivational and wellbeing program with Showko “100 days to be a star!” He gives you alternative angel advice.

Johnny the Koala

After he lost his house form the bushfire, he became an entrepreneur and became the most successful Koala!

Cucumber Sushi Monster

It is vegan and has two faces.
If you don’t finish eating cucumber sushi it will come and eat you up instead. It’s very dangerous! Watch out!